As technology continuously improves, it is clear now that there is no ceiling to what is possible in the future. Everything that was thought to be impossible is now starting to seem feasible through the use and understanding of the internet and computers. No one really knows what the future holds, but if the last decade is at all a sign, we are in for some huge changes.
Imagine a world where everything you use from your home to the exterior environment has some type of sensor that can pick up different pieces of data depending on the user’s preference. These sensors will be able to pick up any reading based on the way the apparatus or object is used and can continuously be updated in regards to the information one is trying to quantify. In other words if you like lights in a room at a certain brightness, the sensor will start to pick up on this and set accordingly. From the time a person wakes up to the time they fall asleep and even as they are asleep, a human can still be monitored.
As this blog is being written, monitoring devices that can be placed into anything and everything are starting to be developed while some technology has already begun to be commercialized. New products are becoming smarter and more efficient only because everything is becoming more personalized to your needs. Its only a matter of time until everything you do will be turned into data that will be manipulated into information for someone to analyze.
Over time everything in life will be so convenient from the coffee brewing on its own at the time one prefers to a wrist watch reading a person’s vital signs and making sure the body is healthy. The best part is, no one has to set the certain preferences since the Internet of Things will be constantly learning about everyone.
You might be wondering where all this information will be sent. Large corporations will most likely have full control over all the information that is being picked up by the thing a person is currently using. As this slowly creeps in, people will possibly fail to realize how much of their personal information is no longer so personal. Privacy might become a huge issue since majority of society is starting to already give out a lot of data that companies such as facebook and amazon have to interpret the user's interests through algorithms that are embedded into the application.
There is no doubt that one day the world will be ran by technology. A large percentage of society need some form of technology for their day-to-day activity. The only questions is if we will notice when everything about us can be seen by the public because for some of us, this already rings true. And if technology does eventually take over the world, will it be for the greater good or will a select group of companies or government have complete power over it.